WHA administers the national electronic Wildlife Health Information System (eWHIS) database, a web-enabled, secure database capturing information relating to wildlife health surveillance and disease investigation in Australia.
WHA receives wildlife health data from sources both within governments (including state and territory agricultural, environment and health agencies) and from sources outside of governments (such as university researchers, zoo wildlife hospitals and private veterinary practitioners). Other sources include the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health, specific targeted projects such as the avian influenza wild bird surveillance program, and national datasets such as Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) testing. WHA collates and moderates the data in eWHIS to ensure that it is as accurate as possible.
Specific components of Australia's wildlife health surveillance system, through which data is contributed to eWHIS, include:
The following publications have used data recorded in the national electronic wildlife health information system (eWHIS):
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Please note, you need to be a member of WHA to access the database.
Links to information on ongoing and historic wildlife disease events.